How to Check If My PC Has an SD Slot

by Diana Braun ; Updated August 29, 2017

Most laptops and computers come with built-in SD card slots to accommodate SD memory cards. The SD memory card is a portable storage device that is used by many electronic devices, including cameras, media players and music players. The mini card is used to store music, movies, photos and data files that can be transferred between electronic devices and computers.

Look at the front and sides of the keyboard of your laptop computer for a slot labeled “SD.”

Look at the front of the tower of your desktop computer for a slot labeled “SD.”

If you are running Windows 10, click and hold "Start," then click "Device Manager" in the menu that appears. In the device manager, look for a device labeled “SD host adapter.” If you see it, your computer has a built-in SD card reader. If you can locate the slot but not the device listing, or see the listing but not the slot, contact your computer's manufacturer for more information.

If you have Windows 7, click “Start,” right-click “Computer” and click “Manage.” Click “Device Manager” in the left pane of the Computer Management window. Look for a device labeled “SD host adapter.” If you see this device, your computer has a built-in SD card reader. If you still can't locate the slot, you may have to refer to the owner's manual or the manufacturer's website.

About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.